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May 1961

Human Growth

Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(5):892. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580110180035

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The authors note that among new developments in the 7 years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the 2 diseases, candidiasis and cryptococcosis, have assumed increased importance in medical practice, perhaps as the result of widespread use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Also, there is better understanding of physiologic and growth requirements of certain species of fungi, which should afford better understanding of pathogenesis. Epidemiology of fungous diseases has received considerable attention, new media have been developed, new stains, and more reliance upon culture studies, etc., all of which attest to the increased importance of mycotic diseases and to the need for a new edition of their long-popular book. Since the authors apparently are not clinicians, the emphasis of the material is on laboratory aspects of the diseases, and these are admirably presented with excellent descriptions, plentiful illustrations, and free use of charts and drawings. The clinical

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